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17.02.15

Balfour Beatty to build Bombardier Crossrail train production facility

Balfour Beatty has secured a £12.5m contract to create a production, testing and office facility for the new Crossrail trains on behalf of Bombardier in Derby.

The facility on Bombardier’s Litchurch Lane site will measure approximately 250m by 40m, enabling it to handle four ten-carriage trains.

The work includes the construction of four multi-functional train lines, each with full length overhead lines and inspection pits containing a full range of services that will be fully accessible by rail at both ends, connecting into the existing test track facilities.

CGI cross section of Bombardier facility(CGI of new Bombardier facility)

The project will create office space in the form of a two-storey annex, along with associated power upgrade works to the site to facilitate the overhead electricity lines.

Peter Commins, Balfour Beatty MD for the north west, said: “Through our civils and building business we have a wide range of experience in creating this type of facility. We have been working very closely with our customer to ensure we fulfill their exacting requirements whilst maintaining a value for money solution and we look forward to assisting Bombardier in achieving their vision.”

The project is scheduled for completion in winter 2016.

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